Maria Stathopoulou Research Engineer in INSERM UMR U1122 Unit with more than 7-years’ experience in the field of gene-environment interactions in chronic diseases.  
Relevant peer-reviewed publications:
  1. Choi SH*, Ruggiero D*, Sorice R*, …, Stathopoulou MG, …Visvikis-Siest S, Seshadri S**, Ciullo M**. Six Novel Loci Associated with Circulating VEGF Levels Identified by a Meta-analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies. PLoS Genet. 2016 Feb 24;12(2):e1005874.
  2. Mazidi M, Rezaie P, Pascal Kengne A, Stathopoulou MG, Azimi-Nezhad M, Siest S. VEGF, the underlying factor for metabolic syndrome; fact or fiction? Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2016 (In press).
  3. Rancier M*, Zaaber I*, Stathopoulou MG, Chatelin J, Saleh A, Marmouch H, El Shamieh S, Masson C, Murray H, Lamont J, Fitzgerald P, Mahjoub S, Said K, Tensaout BB, Mestiri S, Visvikis-Siest S. Pro- and anti-angiogenic VEGF mRNAs in autoimmune thyroid diseases. Autoimmunity. 2016 Sep;49(6):366-372.
  4. Zaaber I*, Rancier M*, Stathopoulou MG, Saleh A, Marmouch H, Masson C, Murray H, Kurth MJ, Lamont J, Fitzgerald P, Mahjoub S, Said K, Bel Hadj Jrad Tensaout B, Mestiri S, Visvikis-Siest S. Plasma VEGF-related polymorphisms are implied in autoimmune thyroid diseases. Autoimmunity. 2016 Jun;49(4):229-35.
  5. Saleh A*, Stathopoulou MG*, Dadé S, Ndiaye NC, Azimi-Nezhad M, Murray H, Masson C, Lamont J, Fitzgerald P, Visvikis-Siest S. Angiogenesis related genes NOS3, CD14, MMP3 and IL4R are associated to VEGF gene expression and circulating levels in healthy adults. BMC Med Genet. 2015 Oct 5;16:90.
  6. Azimi-Nezhad M*, Stathopoulou MG*, Bonnefond A, Rancier M, Saleh A, Lamont J, …, Visvikis-Siest S. Associations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with adhesion and inflammation molecules in a healthy population. Cytokine. 2013 Feb; 61(2): 602-7.
  7. Stathopoulou MG*, Bonnefond A*, Ndiaye NC*, …, Visvikis-Siest S. A common variant highly associated with plasma VEGFA levels also contributes to the variation of both LDL-C and HDL-C. J Lipid Res. 2013 Feb; 54(2): 535-41.
  8. Bonnefond A, Saulnier PJ*, Stathopoulou MG*, Grarup N*, Ndiaye NC*, …, Visvikis-Siest S. What is the contribution of two genetic variants regulating VEGF levels to type 2 diabetes risk and to microvascular complications? PLoS One. 2013;8(2): e55921.
*equal contribution ** equal last authors